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San Sebastian, I offer you this retablo, because Veronica moved to live with me. We will be thankful to you for our happiness, and now we can live without hiding our relationship.

Silvia

Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico City

February 14, 1987

When my husband left me, I became a beggar. But I was unlucky because a pickpocket monkey stole my alms. I asked the Child of Atocha for help, and thanks to him the thief monkey and I became partners. Now the monkey shares the loot with me. The things are going very well, and I even have extra money to donate to the Holy Child.

Fresnillo

My daughter Dolores was already 40 years old. She was the oldest of my 16 children sent me by God and my only daughter. I was very much worried that the poor thing would lose her train and stay an old maid. I put Saint Anthony of Padua head down and prayed him day and night. My daughter met a gringo named mister Maicol and they got married. Besides, she used the dress I wore at my wedding.

Maria del Socorro Lopez
Tepatitlán, Jalisco
April 15, 1963

Thanks to Saint Patrick for letting us win over the terrible “Yankees” and go to the World series.

St. Botolph — New York
21 / Oct / 2004

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Thanks to Saint Patrick for letting us win over the terrible “Yankees” and go to the World series.

St. Botolph — New York
21 / Oct / 2004

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I thank Saint Barbara for the miracle of my husband (?), our love and the beautiful house he built for me with his own hands.

Susanna
Rancho en la playa, 2007

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I thank the Virgin because on the night of October 14 she didn’t let the Kid Montalban beat me in spite of his cheating.

Veracruz, 1973

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When I was on vacation in Veracruz I met Manuel. We had such a good time together that I fell in love with him. I prayed to The Holy Child of Atocha for a miracle, and Martin agreed to live with me at my house. He knew that I’m not a woman, and he accepted me as I am. Here I‘m showing that beautiful day.

Gerardo
Mexico City — August 12, 1979

When I was on vacation in Veracruz I met Manuel. We had such a good time together that I fell in love with him. I prayed to The Holy Child of Atocha for a miracle, and Martin agreed to live with me at my house. He knew that I’m not a woman, and he accepted me as I am. Here I‘m showing that beautiful day.

Gerardo
Mexico City — August 12, 1979

Jesus Malverde, we thank you for your protection. We passed over an hour in a hard confrontation. But when we almost ran out of bullets, we managed to escape safe and unharmed, with the goods.

Pablo Aurilla
Coahuila, 2—22—75

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Don Rogelio Brancho Quintana thanks Saint Isidor Labourer for saving his pig, and also his wife and his kid during the flood. He dedicates this retablo.

Morelia, 1953

When I was on vacation in Veracruz I met Martin. We had such a good time together that I fell in love with him. But I was afraid he would reject me. So I prayed to The Holy Child of Atocha for a miracle, and Martin agreed to live with me at my house. He knew that I’m not a woman, and he accepted me as I am. And now here I‘m showing the day we met. It is a year since that wonderful day.

Polanco, Mexico
May 1979

Sunday, April 14, 1945, after many prayers to Saint Anthony, Lucita, who had been put by her own father in the Saint Ines convent as a novice, finally resigned. I thank with this retablo for now we have four kids.

Cresencio Magaña

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